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At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea
May 10, 2022

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea

By Mitch Shin
During his inauguration speech, South Korea’s new president floated the possibility of providing economic packages to Pyongyang in return for denuclearization.

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 
April 13, 2022

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
The incoming Yoon administration will change Seoul’s overtures on North Korea issues. As a result, the arms race will likely be intensified in the coming years. 
South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula
February 08, 2022

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula

By Eunwoo Lee
South Koreans increasingly reject reunification with the North amid intensifying hostility and indifference. But inter-Korean relations that prioritize economic ties over reconciliation easily fall prey to global geopolitics.

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Off Its East Coast
January 05, 2022

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
The response and counter-response to North Korea's latest missile test will send crucial signals about the possibility for talks in 2022.

How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?
November 05, 2021

How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?

By Mitch Shin
An overview of Yoon's platform on inter-Korean relations and the South Korea-U.S. alliance.

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push
October 29, 2021

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push

By Sukjoon Yoon
Major interconnected shifts are underway on the Korean Peninsula, from a looming end-of-war declaration to South Korea’s involvement in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification
October 01, 2021

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification

By Dylan Stent
Support for unification has been weakening for a while. Will changing attitudes be reflected in the next presidential administration?
North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Missile Off Its East Coast
September 28, 2021

North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Missile Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
Just before North Korea’s representative spoke at the U.N., North Korea tested a short-range missile. 

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw
September 27, 2021

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw

By Mitch Shin
Kim Yo Jong welcomed Moon’s outreach in his U.N. speech, but made clear that Seoul will have to end its “hostile policies” first.

North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises
August 12, 2021

North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises

By Mitch Shin
Shortly after the two Koreas restored communication channels, North Korea lambasted the upcoming exercises and stopped returning the South’s calls. 

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 
August 10, 2021

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 

By Mitch Shin
The Diplomat’s Mitch Shin interviews Dr. Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy, on the Korean peace process.
Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea
July 28, 2021

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon
President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

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